Dawn of Freedom - American History - Professor Holloway - Lecture 1 of 25 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, American History

Description: Professor Holloway offers an introduction tocourse. He explainsorganization ofcourse and summarizes some ofkey concepts that will be explored overcourse ofsemester. Professor Holloway usesAfrican American experience as a prism to understand American history, because, as he notes,African American experience speaks tovery heart of what it means to be American. He highlights specific examples oflinkage between freedom, citizenship, anddenial of citizenship, including an ex-slave's epitaph and Confederate scrip. Finally, Professor Holloway shows howpost-emancipation African American experience is a history of political struggle, social protest, social control, cultural celebration, and a history of powerful relevance today for many of its political and cultural symbols Show more
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University: Yale University (CT)